This is the first novel I read by Lisa Riley and it was very disappointing. I had such high hopes after reading the great reviews, but the story just didn't work for me. Not to mention the many typos and the different fonts (what was that about?). This has to be the worse IR novel I've ever read. It started off decent, I enjoyed the love at first sight meeting, but it went downhill after that. I became bored with the 'monkey wrench' that kept the couple from getting together for so long. And I got sick of Caroline and her childish antics. She acted like a spoiled, whiney brat at times. I enjoyed Brian's character and thought he was a fool to put up with all her silly, childish and stubborn ways. And I thought their was too much negativity surrounding the whole race issue, especially coming from Caroline. Many times I wanted to put it down and I found myself skipping paragraphs and pages hoping it would get better, but it never did and I just couldn't wait for the story to end...'At Last'!
Caroline, an affluent African American artist, bumps into Brian, a white former cop who is now a co-founder of the company where Caroline is rushing to an interview. It is love at first site for both Caroline and Brian. Caroline has a more difficult time than Brian dealing with the pressures that interracial couples often face. Many times, I wanted to shake Caroline. Her often irrational fears/arguments about what others think about her relationship with Brian feel over-the-top and unbelievable for an affluent African American woman of today. There are many characters introduced in the story and several subplots which make this a very long and slow-moving story. While I ultimately enjoyed the book, I feel the story could have been told in half of the 443 pages.
A very unusual but interesting book that I enjoyed reading and would certainly encourage those that read this book to have a open mind and see where it goes. Anything is possible when you open your heart to love and this is eventually what Caroline did.
this books was wonderfully written I love love loved it. about first meeting by sheer coincidence the mutual attraction and chemistry how she fights it but he's not letting up. jealousy of an ex juggling working together. the ins and out of the relationship and being strong not loosing their Identity. Falling in love supporting one another trust respect.
What a breath of fresh air!..Lisa G. Riley, writes with a passion..her books are great, rich in detail..I hope she continues writing about all of her characters, so we can see each person involved grow...5 Stars of great reading!